Greenkeepers USA was created out of the idea of turning a small, environmental club in China into an international organization dedicated toward spreading sustainable practices around the world. Since its inception in 2014, Greenkeepers USA has built a small following in the Bay Area and has become one of the founding organizations of Ecolabs. Follow us on our journey of social responsibility, innovation, and coffee shop meetings as we collaborate on building a sustainable future.
2020-2021 CORE MEMBERS
Hi there! My name is Jessica Lu and I am a junior at Mission San Jose High school. When I’m not at home, you can find me anywhere outside, hiking, surfing, camping or skiing. My favorite places to be are miles away from bustling cities and smack dab in the middle of nowhere. This said, I believe we have a role in maintaining the natural beauty around us and preserving the environment rather than exploiting it. When I joined Greenkeepers, I became part of a group of people that wished to pursue the same goal I had and gave me a space to educate others and help the environment.
Hey! I’m Aneri Sheth and I’m a junior at Mission San Jose High School. I am a nature enthusiast and I love the outdoors whether I’m running, hiking, or just spending time in the fresh air. I became a vegan 2 years ago in order to help reduce my carbon footprint and I continue to strive to follow a more sustainable lifestyle. Through Greenkeepers, I have been able to help make a difference in the sustainability of my community.
Hi, my name is Meher Mehta. As a senior at Irvington High School, I’m always looking for ways to help my community. Whether that is volunteering at a local animal shelter or tutoring young kids, I soon came to the realization that I was not including the environment in my community. Immediately, I started looking for ways to help. During my freshman year, I came upon Greenkeepers with a mission statement that I supported. I have been a part of Greenkeepers for three years now and participated in all of its green projects. I am excited for the new projects and helping the environment stay green!
Hey guys! I’m Anika Wadhera, a senior at Mission San Jose High School. My passion for combating climate change was incited in middle school when I saw firsthand the impacts global warming was having on the environment. Through Greenkeepers, I’ve been involved in a variety of efforts, including helping to establish a composting system at my high school and developing networking and communication skills. I hope to continue my community involvement through education and empowerment, and Greenkeepers provides me with an avenue to do so.
Hey, y'all! I am Hema Madichetty, a junior at Irvington High School. I have always had a passion for social and environmental issues in the world, and Greenkeepers gives me the perfect platform to create a difference while pursuing projects that better the environment. I believe nature is our home and everybody has an obligation to take care of it and to be mindful of our actions. Outside of Greenkeepers, I like to bake and also love photography. Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook! Thanks! :))
Hi there! I’m Patrick Wang, a senior at Irvington High School. I’ve always vibed well with nature and outdoor sports, from walking along beaches to mountain biking through inches of mud, and, occasionally, skiing into trees. But my innate love for nature has never wavered, especially because of all the adventure and fun it provided. Joining this group of nature-inspired and like-minded people made me more aware about environmental policies around the world through its weekly meetings and group projects. The awareness motivated me to fight against environmental destruction and promote reforestation through partnerships with local environmental agencies. With Greenkeepers, I am fighting to sustain scenic bike routes and thrilling ski slopes.
welcome to the future.
Greenkeepers USA is hosting an Environmental Education Panel that is aimed towards educating high-school students about the wide range of jobs that can help the environment and promote sustainability. We have three amazing speakers that are going to share their experiences about working within their field.
Learn more about our speakers here.
As the impacts of COVID-19 hit local communities hard, Greenkeepers members are working to give back to the community through a tree planting service called "Life for A Life" in efforts to honor those no longer with us from COVID-19. We are working towards reaching our goal of planting over 100 trees in Alameda County, CA.
Learn more about this initiative here.
Being Green In Quarantine
Being Green in Quarantine is an educational series initiated by members of the Greenkeepers USA team as a method of educating others on sustainable living while being in shelter in place. From informative infographics to videos, you can learn to implement different lifestyles that limit your enviromental footprint.
Check out our posts on our instagram, facebook, and youtube channel!
FOOD-WASTE REDUCTION INITIATIVE
Partnering with StopWaste, a public agency reducing waste in the Alameda county, members are raising awareness on America's overconsumption patterns, specifically in the field of food waste. Students are starting small in their local high schools to implement compost bins and boxes to reduce the amount of food ending up in landfills, and plan to revamp the school's food-share program to reduce food wastage.
GK SERVICE TEAM PARTNERSHIPS!
Greenkeepers is constantly looking for new partners and organizations to work with. Whether you are an environmental NGO, looking for volunteer work, or searching for like-minded individuals, if you have similar passions and projects in mind, please contact us!